CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Equipment
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Equipment Outfitting a serious gym. Vendors & suppliers. Devices & equipment

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-12-2009, 12:37 PM   #11
Paul Coplin
Member Paul Coplin is offline
 
Paul Coplin's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Beaverton  OR
Posts: 66
Re: Under armour problem

I have a bunch of poly stuff for hiking/backpacking and they all stink after time. That's why i always use cotton, but even these smell after a couple years.

I'll have to try the dawn trick. Does it harm the material? My Patagonia shirts, like most of them, require only powdered detergent.
__________________
M | 30 | 5'10 | 190
Omnis cedo domus
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 01:46 PM   #12
Evan Taylor
Member Evan Taylor is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Edmonton  AB Canada
Posts: 13
Re: Under armour problem

I've got a ton of UA, and other "dry fit" stuff, and was having problems for a while. I find if they never see the dryer and are hang dried, they never get the stink. Hope that helps. I also have tried showering more then once a week and that has helped with other odor problems as well!!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 02:21 PM   #13
Paul Coplin
Member Paul Coplin is offline
 
Paul Coplin's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Beaverton  OR
Posts: 66
Re: Under armour problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evan Taylor View Post
I also have tried showering more then once a week and that has helped with other odor problems as well!!!!
No, no, that can't be it!
__________________
M | 30 | 5'10 | 190
Omnis cedo domus
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 02:40 PM   #14
Reagan Elsbury
Member Reagan Elsbury is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ventura  IA
Posts: 28
Re: Under armour problem

I remember hearing about this on the news a few years back. Turns out the US Olympic Team was partnering with WIN Detergent. It had something to do with 'high tech' sports apparel absorbing sweat and odor more. Here's the old press release.

http://www.sweatlifter.com/news-a-fe...rts-detergent- (WFS)
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2009, 05:22 PM   #15
Ken DaSilva
Member Ken DaSilva is offline
 
Ken DaSilva's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Wellington  FL
Posts: 151
Thumbs up Re: Under armour problem

I can vouch for the WIN detergent. Pricey, but it works. Previously, my synthetics smelled great after being washed, but once I started sweating in them, the odor would come back. The WIN product solved this problem for me. They still smell fresh during and post work-out.

I got mine at Sports Authority for $6.99 for a 21oz bottle that is supposed to be for 14 loads. Realistically, I would expect to get double the number of loads, because I wouldn't be washing "full" loads.

Very happy about the product, because I was getting ready to swear off my UA Heat Gear / Addidas Clima Cool / Nike Dry Fit/ etc.

Last edited by Ken DaSilva : 10-17-2009 at 05:25 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 04:55 PM   #16
Noah Martin
Member Noah Martin is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Windsor  ON
Posts: 486
Re: Under armour problem

I used to always buy Under Armour. I stopped for the reasons you suggested.

Also, got sick of the material.

Now I buy the Target Champion brand shirts. They are $8.99 or $9.99 and awesome. Don't stink nearly as bad, WAY more comfortable and cheaper. It's a nicer material in my opinion.

I much prefer them now. They also sell some Champion compression shirts which are awesome for when it gets colder.

I'm not a fan of any of the shorts though. Just the shirts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2009, 06:29 AM   #17
Kevin Thomas
Member Kevin Thomas is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Atlanta  GA
Posts: 762
Re: Under armour problem

The trick is to soak the clothing in vinegar before you wash it. Let is soak in a strong vinegar (white) solution overnight (50% vinegar 50% water should work), then wash as normal. That will take care of the problem and is cheaper than the specialty products mentioned in this thread, which generally work well also but are more expensive and cannot be used to make salad dressing.

Here's a thread discussing the same problem people had with Vibram's

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...=vibram+stench wfs
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2009, 06:40 AM   #18
Michael Manisca
Member Michael Manisca is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Boca Raton  Florida
Posts: 123
Re: Under armour problem

Ive never had this stink problem and ive been using UA's for years under ballistic vests in the summer heat of Florida... and they often sit around in the hamper for days prior to getting washed

I think it also has to do with the way they're washed.

I wash in cold water only and only ever hang dry.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2009, 07:02 AM   #19
Stu Christensen
Member Stu Christensen is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Saskatoon  SK Canada
Posts: 864
Re: Under armour problem

I'm extrememly surprised no one has mentioned SteelStretch as a low cost equal alternative to a lot of the high priced UA/Nike stuff!?! Very good compression shirts in different thicknesses depending on your training climate.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2009, 05:54 PM   #20
Ken DaSilva
Member Ken DaSilva is offline
 
Ken DaSilva's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Wellington  FL
Posts: 151
Re: Under armour problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael Manisca View Post
Ive never had this stink problem and ive been using UA's for years under ballistic vests in the summer heat of Florida... and they often sit around in the hamper for days prior to getting washed
I'm thinking you workout alone or the people at your box aren't telling you something...
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CF Under Armour Shirts Luke Hitt Equipment 0 01-27-2009 09:36 AM
CF Under Armour Brandon Oto Community 4 07-15-2007 10:37 PM
Under Armour Tech-T CROSSFIT Shirts Matthew Nielsen Equipment 22 05-01-2006 03:57 PM
Body armour/weight vests John Biddle Equipment 15 12-05-2005 08:32 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.